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2008 Mazda RX-8
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Fuel Economy City
16.0 mpg 21.0 mpg 18.0 mpg
Fuel Economy Hwy
22.0 mpg 28.0 mpg 25.0 mpg
Transmission
6-spd man w/OD 6-spd man w/OD 6-spd man w/OD
Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles
36/36,000 36/36,000 36/36,000
Seating Capacity
4 occupants
2 occupants
2 occupants
Radio
SIRIUS-ready AM/FM/Satellite-capable, seek-scan SIRIUS-ready AM/FM/Satellite-capable, clock, seek-scan N/A
MP3 Player
N/A MP3 decoder N/A
Cruise Control
with steering wheel controls with steering wheel controls with steering wheel controls
Cup Holder
front and rear front front
1-Touch Open
driver driver and passenger driver
Air Compressor
air compressor air compressor N/A
Air Filter
air filter N/A N/A
Amplifier
amplifier amplifier N/A
Antenna
window grid fixed N/A
Cargo Floor Trim
carpeted carpeted carpeted
Cargo Light
cargo light cargo light cargo light
Clock
in-dash N/A in-dash
Convertible Roof
N/A power with glass rear window, hard top, Windblocker wind blocker manual with glass rear window, roll-over protection, hard top, wind blocker
Dome Light
fade dome light dome light
Door Bins
dual N/A dual
Door Locks
power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock
Driver Foot Rest
driver foot rest driver foot rest driver foot rest
Exterior Temperature
exterior temperature N/A exterior temperature
Floor Console
full full full
Front Air Conditioning
manual manual N/A
Front Windows
power power power
Front Windshield Wipers
variable intermittent fixed interval fixed interval
Garage Door Opener
HomeLink Wireless Control System N/A N/A
Glove Box
locking locking N/A
Instrument Display
analog analog digital
Instrument Panel Storage
covered bin bin N/A
Interior Concealed Storage
N/A interior concealed storage N/A
Lighter Elements
front N/A N/A
Oil Pressure Gauge
oil pressure gauge oil pressure gauge N/A
Overhead Console
mini with storage N/A N/A
Power Outlets
2 1 1
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
radio steering wheel controls radio steering wheel controls N/A
Reading Lights
front N/A front
Rear Defroster
rear defroster rear defroster rear defroster
Rear Heat Ducts
underseat ducts N/A N/A
Rear Windows
vented N/A N/A
Rearview Mirror
auto-dimming day-night day-night day-night
Remote Fuel Flap Release
mechanical power mechanical
Remote Keyless Entry
keyfob (front doors) keyfob (all doors) keyfob (all doors)
Retained Accessory Power
retained accessory power N/A N/A
Seatback Storage
1 1 2
Smokers Package
ashtray N/A N/A
Speakers
9 Bose(R) 7 Bose(R) N/A
Steering Wheel
tilt sport tilt sport N/A
Steering Wheel Material
leather leather/metal-look leather
Sun Visor Strip
sun visor strip N/A N/A
Sunroof
express open N/A N/A
Tachometer
tachometer tachometer tachometer
Tinted Windows
light light light
Trip Odometer
trip odometer trip odometer trip odometer
Trunk/Hatch/Door Release
power mechanical power
Trunk Lid Trim
carpet N/A N/A
Vanity Mirrors
dual illuminated N/A passenger
Water Temp Gauge
engine temperature gauge engine temperature gauge engine temperature gauge
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Seating Capacity
4 occupants
2 occupants
2 occupants
Seat Trim
cloth leather simulated suede/cloth
Rear Seats
bucket N/A N/A
Heated Front Seats
N/A driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback N/A
Front Armrests
center N/A N/A
Front Seat Type
bucket bucket sport
Front Headrests
fixed fixed fixed
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
6-way 6-way 4-way
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way 4-way 4-way
Rear Headrests
fixed N/A N/A
Rear Armrests
center with pass-thru N/A N/A
Door Trim
cloth leatherette simulated suede
Headliner
full cloth N/A N/A
Floor Trim
carpet carpet carpet
Floor Mats
carpeted front & rear carpet front carpet front
Dashboard Insert
piano black piano black aluminum
Gear Shift Knob Trim
leather/aluminum leather aluminum
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Front
Back
Side Profile
Interior Profile
Dashboard
Torque
159 @ 5500 140 @ 5000 162 @ 6500
Horsepower
232 @ 8500 166 @ 6700 240 @ 7800
Engine
1.3L Rotary 232 HP 2.0L I-4 166 HP 2.2L I-4 237 HP
Transmission
6-spd man w/OD 6-spd man w/OD 6-spd man w/OD
Fuel Tank
15.9 gal. 12.7 gal. 13.2 gal.
Range
297 miles 307 miles 279 miles
Drive Type
rear-wheel rear-wheel rear-wheel
Alternator
100 amp 100 amp 105 amp
Axle Ratio
4.44 4.10 4.10
Battery
490 amp 325 amp N/A
Exhaust
stainless steel with chrome tailpipe finish stainless steel with chrome tailpipe finish stainless steel with chrome tailpipe finish
Limited Slip Differential
Tochigi Fuji N/A Torsen
Traction Control
driveline N/A ABS & driveline
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Electronic Stability
stability control N/A stability control
Wheels
18.0 " silver aluminum 17.0 " silver aluminum 17.0 " painted aluminum
Front Suspension
double wishbone double wishbone double wishbone
Rear Suspension
multi-link multi-link double wishbone
Brakes
4-wheel disc 4-wheel disc 4-wheel disc
Ride
sport N/A sport
Front Anti-Roll Bar
front anti-roll bar front anti-roll bar front anti-roll bar
Front Springs
coil coil coil
Front Shocks
gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Rear Anti-Roll Bar
rear anti-roll bar rear anti-roll bar rear anti-roll bar
Rear Springs
coil coil coil
Rear Shocks
gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Steering
rack & pinion rack & pinion rack & pinion
Steering Cooler
N/A steering cooler N/A
Vented Disc Brakes
front and rear front front
Front Tires
P225/45WR18.0BSW performance P205/45WR17.0BSW performance P215/45WR17.0BSW performance
Rear Tires (if different from Front)
N/A N/A 255/40
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Door Count
4 doors 2 doors 2 doors
Maximum Cargo Volume
7.6 cu.ft. 5.3 cu.ft. 5.0 cu.ft.
Exterior Width
69.7 " 67.7 " 68.9 "
Front Headroom
36.8 " 37.0 " 34.6 "
Rear Legroom
32.2 " N/A N/A
Curb Weight
3,045 lbs. 2,575 lbs. 2,813 lbs.
Drag Coefficient
.31 N/A N/A
Exterior Height
52.8 " 49.4 " 50.0 "
Exterior Length
174.3 " 157.3 " 162.2 "
Front Hiproom
53.3 " 50.6 " 49.8 "
Front Legroom
42.7 " 43.1 " 44.3 "
Front Shoulder Room
54.8 " 53.2 " 50.7 "
Front Tread
59 " 59 " 58 "
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
3,810 lbs. 3,122 lbs. N/A
Interior Cargo Volume
7.6 cu.ft. 5.3 cu.ft. 5.0 cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
89 cu.ft. N/A 45 cu.ft.
Rear Headroom
36.5 " N/A N/A
Rear Hiproom
48.1 " N/A N/A
Rear Shoulder Room
54.9 " N/A N/A
Rear Tread
59 " 59 " 59 "
Turning Radius
17.4 ' 15.4 ' 17.7 '
Wheelbase
106 " 92 " 95 "
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Rear Spoiler
N/A N/A wing
Bumpers
body-colored body-colored body-colored
Grille Moldings
black black w/chrome surround N/A
Paint
clearcoat monotone clearcoat monotone clearcoat monotone
Exterior Mirrors
dual power remote dual power remote dual power remote
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Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)
4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS) 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS) 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
Front Impact Airbags
driver and passenger driver and passenger w/passenger front-impact cancellable driver and passenger
Panic Alarm
panic alarm panic alarm panic alarm
Security System
security system N/A N/A
Safety Rating - Frontal
Driver
Passenger
Driver N/A
Passenger N/A
Driver
Passenger
Safety Rating - Side
Front Seat
Rear Seat
Front Seat N/A
Rear Seat N/A
Front Seat
Rear Seat N/A
Center High Mounted Stop Light
center high mounted stop light center high mounted stop light center high mounted stop light
Driver Side Impact Airbags
seat mounted seat mounted N/A
Head Protection
N/A driver and passenger N/A
Ignition Disable
immobilizer immobilizer immobilizer
Occupancy Sensor
occupancy sensor occupancy sensor occupancy sensor
Overhead Airbag
curtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbags N/A N/A
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
seat mounted seat mounted N/A
Seatbelt Pretensioners
front front front
Side Impact Bars
side impact beams side impact beams side impact beams
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Accessories Months/Miles
36/36,000 36/36,000 36/36,000
Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles
36/36,000 36/36,000 36/36,000
Corrosion Perforation Months/Miles
60/unlimited 60/unlimited 60/unlimited
Major Components Months/Miles
60/60,000 60/60,000 60/60,000
Roadside Assistance Months/Miles
36/36,000 36/36,000 N/A
Invoice
$27,318 $25,046 $32,876
MSRP
$29,535 $27,110 $36,300
Average Cost to Fill Tank
$61 $48 $50